Two tine iron fork
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Two tine iron fork with horn handle. Splits in the horn, and a stain on the handle base. 6.5" long This fork is made of horn and iron. It was already old when it was used by John S. Williams during the Civil War. John Williams served in Company B of the 13th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. The Union army issued mess kits and equipment to soldiers during the war, but some chose to use familiar utensils instead. This fork had been in John’s family for years and perhaps he carried it to remind him of home. (For a history of the 13th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, go to http://skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/kng/13ksvls.html). Antebellum Society and the Civil War 16 History
|Early American Museum|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
Williams, John S
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